British Open Squash 2013 Equipment Review (Women)

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In the 2013 British Open, Laura Massaro stunned Nicol David in the final on the way to becoming the first British woman in 22 years to win the title. Massaro actually has a two-match winning streak going against David, having also beat her recently in the KL Open. The last time person to have a two-match winning streak against Nicol David was Jenny Duncalf, in 2009.

Thanks to Steve Cubbins for taking these pictures, and to Richard Majlinder, Howard Harding, and Dave Rosen for the tips.

Now, without further ado, here is almost all the equipment from the 2013 Women’s British Open. If you can answer any of the questions or notice anything wrong, please let us know in the comments!

Aisling Blake
Racket: Limited Edition Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Aisling Blake

Alison Waters
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic 120, 2013 version
Shoes: Asics Gel Task (Women)
Photo: Steve Cubbins
alison waters

Amanda Sobhy
Racket: Custom Harrow Revere, 2010 World Junior Championships model
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 (Women)
Photo: Steve Cubbins
amanda sobhy

Annie Au
Racket: Harrow Jonathan Power Custom Spark
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10 (Women)
Photo: Steve Cubbins
annie au

Camille Serme
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
camille serme

Delia Arnold
Racket: Prince O3 Speedport Black
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
delia arnold

Dipika Pallikal
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Ruby
Shoes: Nike Court Shuttle 5
Photo: Steve Cubbins
dipika pallikal

Donna Urquhart
Racket: Harrow Custom Spark, Donna Urquhart Signature, “The Wave”
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2
Photo: Steve Cubbins
donna urquhart

Emily Whitlock
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Salming Race R5
Photo: Steve Cubbins
emily whitlock

Emma Beddoes
Racket: Mantis Power 110
Shoes: Wilson Court Challenge 700
Photo: Steve Cubbins
emma beddoes

Jenny Duncalf
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10 W
Photo: Steve Cubbins
jenny duncalf

Joelle King
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
joelle king

Joey Chan
Racket: Prince O3 Black
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10
Photo: Steve Cubbins
joey chan

Joshna Chinappa
Racket: Custom Harrow Vapor, the “India Revere”, in Indian colors
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10
Photo: Steve Cubbins
joshna chinappa

Kasey Brown
Racket: Harrow Custom Spark, Kasey Brown signature
Shoes: Asics Gel Volley Elite
Photo: Steve Cubbins
kasey brown

Latasha Khan
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10
Photo: Steve Cubbins
latasha khan

Laura Massaro
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
laura massaro

Lauren Briggs
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Prince NFS II
Photo: Steve Cubbins
lauren briggs

Line Hansen
Racket: Head Cyano 115
Shoes: Asics Gel Tactic Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
line hansen

Madeline Perry
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel Evolution F120
Shoes: Asics Gel Task Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
madeline perry

Natalie Grinham
Racket: Dunlop Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Doha
Photo: Steve Cubbins
natalie grinham

Nicol David
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 in custom colors
Photo: Steve Cubbins
nicol david

Nicolette Fernandes
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive
Photo: Steve Cubbins
nicolette fernandes

Nour El Sherbini
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
nour el sherbini

Nour El Tayeb
Racket: Head Cyano2 115
Shoes: Asics…but which ones???
Photo: Steve Cubbins
nour el tayeb

Omneya Abdel Kawy
Racket: Custom Harrow Vapor, Omneya Abdel Kawy Signature model
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Omneya Abdel Kawy

Rachael Grinham
Racket: Custom Harrow Renegade, Rachael Grinham Signature, “The Aussie”
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning 7
Photo: Steve Cubbins
rachael grinham

Raneem El Weleily
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
raneem el weleily

Sam Cornett
Racket: Sam Cornett signature Black Knight Ion X Force
Shoes: Asics Gel Flashpoint
Photo: Steve Cubbins
sam cornett

Sarah Kippax
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120, 2012 version
Shoes: Hi-Tec S701 4SYS
Photo: Steve Cubbins
sarah kippax

Sarah-Jane Perry
Racket: Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
sarah jane perry

Wee Wern Low
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning RX2 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
wee wern low

Well, that’s it for the women of the 2013 British Open. If you’d like to be alerted to these reports in the future, including the upcoming men’s report, you can subscribe via email.

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8 comments… add one

  • Thanks Pierre!! Camille’s Asics look the best (I think they matched French team’s uniform color). When is the Men’s version of the article coming out?

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    • Hi Seb, I am starting in on the mens’ now… might take a week or two given how long the womens’ took me :)

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  • Jenny Duncalf back to the Xenon 135, I guess she did not like the Cyano 135 after all…?

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  • Harrow have so many custom jobs – its hard to keep up. I’ve heard that some companies are looking at doing custom frame over-wraps to order. It would be applied like a shrink wrap to their frame. That’s going to make your job even harder!!!

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    • Wow, that’ll be a challenge!

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